Useppa Fire Department Fundraiser 2018 Part II

A Flaming Success, Useppa Fire Department Fundraiser Part II – Thoughts and photos by UseppaGin – Fire dancing at the Collier Inn Pool by Radiant Illusions set the stage for the second half of the night. People watched fascinated by fire twirling and juggling. A DJ kept everyone dancing. Chef Ryan and the Collier staff served a magnificent dinner. Raffle winners celebrated a new kayak, a woman’s bike and more. Boston Red Sox tickets, artwork, boat trips with Captain Dane, nights at the Tarpon Lodge, a formal ladies tea, cookies by the Cookie Brigade were just some of the items in the Silent Auction. No one went home without smiling. Once again, the Fire Department threw a great party.

Fire Department Fund Raiser 2018 Part I

Fire and Ice: The 2018 Useppa Fire Department Fund Raiser Part I – pictures and words by UseppaGin – Good food, good music, good friends and a good cause sum up the part Saturday night, March 24th on the Collier Inn patio. A raffle and silent auction, dancing under the twinkling lights, cocktails and dinner showed Islanders’ and visitors’ support of the Useppa Fire Department.

St. Patrick’s Day 2018

St. Patrick’s Day – Thoughts and photos by UseppaGin – ‘Twas another grand Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Useppa. The wearing of the green on March 17th is an island tradition. For one family, it’s the fourth generation parading up and down the beach. Prizes, applause and accolades were awarded to all the participants aboard decorated golf carts. Green beer awaited all at the Tarpon, and for one day, everyone on Useppa was Irish.

A Day on Useppa 2018

A DAY ON USEPPA – photos and thoughts by UseppaGin – Families and friends on the water, enjoying a game of bocce, riding golf carts, playing on the beach, sitting in the sunshine on the back porch…it’s the time of year when we’re all together and grateful for each day.

Contagious Happiness

Contagious Happiness – Comments and Photos by UseppaGin – A new baby makes her first island visit, archaeologists return, college friends enjoy a reunion, families play on the beach, cottages change ownership, and so much more…Useppa in March is a time to savor.

Swashbuckling Orchid Tales

Orchids, Scoundrels, and Author Craig Pitman at the Useppa Museum – Comments and photos by UseppaGin – A standing room only audience listened to Craig Pitman’s tales of orchid adventurers in their quests to find the rarest flowers. For hundreds of years plant swashbucklers trekked across continents smuggling specimens home.
This nefarious activity is described in Pitman’s “true crime/gardening” book The Scent of Scandal.